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episode 178: The Cigarette Smoking Man William B. Davis is Ready to Upload The The X-Files

A passion for teaching the craft of acting set the path toward the audition of a lifetime that would lead to fame as one of the greatest villains of all time.  

My guest, William B. Davis and I discuss:

  • William's mastery of slalom skiing
  • Williams's book, "On Acting... and Life"
  • William Davis Center for Actors Study
  • His Passion for teaching acting
  • Answers the question: can anyone be a great actor?
  • When great actors deliver bad performances
  • Sudden fame from The X-Files
  • Being recognized in public
  • His infamous role as Cigarette Smoking Man
  • Crisis of consciousness when The X-Files was accused of promoting pseudoscience
  • Keeping the Bills out of the Superbowl
  • The many deaths of CSM
  • William's other roles he wants you to also know about
  • Upload (his current series on Amazon Prime)

You're going to love my conversation with William B. Davis

Our Guest, William B. Davis

  • Website
  • Buy 'On Acting... and Life'
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Waterskiing video

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